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Your recommended holiday reading list
15 December 2017

If you are looking for a feminist summer reading list, to transport and inspire you, look no further than YWCA Canberra’s curated holiday reading list. It also doubles a handy list of potential gifts for your friends and family. We have curated 21 of the greatest books that Y Canberra members, speakers, and staff have […]

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Respectful Relationships and Violence Against Women
8 December 2017

As part of our 16 Days of Activism blog series, Heidi Zajac, Respectful Relationships Program Coordinator, contributed the following article. It outlines the importance of respectful relationships education to reduce violence against women and family violence. No doubt you have heard expressions uttered in movies, on the street, or even in your home, such as ‘’You […]

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Frances Crimmins’ White Ribbon address on gender equality
7 December 2017

On Friday 24 November, YWCA Canberra Executive Director, Frances Crimmins addressed the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science White Ribbon Day morning tea. Each year White Ribbon Day coincides with the start of 16 Days of Activism for the elimination of gender-based violence on 25 November. Below is a transcript of Frances’ speech which includes […]

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High hopes for workplace leaders
4 December 2017

Striving for change. Zero tolerance. Cultural renewal. Core values. A montage of CEOs, Vice Chancellors and Directors have stepped up to the lectern to take ownership of these words in 2017. Each one has declared, in no uncertain terms, that the ‘time for action is now’ before pausing for charismatic effect. Taking a sip of […]

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Leadership, positivity, and feminism 101 at the inaugural She Leads High Conference
1 December 2017

The inaugural She Leads High Conference was a one-day leadership event for young women, including female identifying and non-binary people, in years 9 and 10. The event engaged young women with concepts of leadership, confidence, developing positive relationships, and provided a safe space to discuss school, careers, body image, language, and sexuality and gender. On […]

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Philippa Moss on gender-based violence prevention
1 December 2017

To coincide with 16 Days of Activism and World AIDS Day, Philippa Moss, Executive Director of AIDS Action Council ACT, contributed the following blog post. It outlines the ways in which violence impacts not only women and men, but also non-binary and gender diverse people, and discusses preventative actions that we can all take today. […]

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Leadership, resilience and the progress of gender equality with Virginia Haussegger at the She Leads In-Conversation
24 November 2017

Our She Leads In-Conversation events provide Canberrans with the opportunity to hear from women leaders from different backgrounds and industries, in a conversational format, followed by a live Q&A session, book signing, and networking. On Wednesday 22 November, we featured Virginia Haussegger AM and Jane Alver, and enjoyed a robust conversation about leadership, career progression, resilience, and […]

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2017 She Leads High – 5 Quick Questions with Tomasina Purcell
24 November 2017

The inaugural She Leads High Conference is a one-day leadership event for young women, including female identifying and non-binary people, in years 9 and 10. The event will take place at the University of Canberra’s Ann Harding Conference Centre on 28 November 2017. In this interview, we talk to Tomasina Purcell, one of our speed […]

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Bridging the Digital Divide with Australia 21 and the YWCA Canberra Clubhouse
24 November 2017

On Monday 11 September, I attended and participated in the first ‘Making Our Future Work’ Workshop hosted by national think tank Australia 21 in conjunction with Young Australia 21.   The event   This workshop was the first of its kind and provided the chance to hear the voices of young Australians, like myself, aged 16-25 […]

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Celebrating the Clubhouse: Community and Philanthropy Partnerships Week 2017
23 November 2017

On Tuesday 22 November, we launched our third YWCA Canberra Clubhouse Impact Report at a celebratory event, with generous grant funding from Community and Philanthropy Partnerships Week. The launch provided us with the perfect opportunity to bring our partners together to say thank you and acknowledge the amazing outcomes that we have achieved together. We […]

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